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Neil Young

Neil Young Audio CD
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5. The Old Laughing Lady
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7. Here We Are In The Years
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Released in early 1969, Neil Young's first solo album is essentially an extension of "Broken Arrow" and "Expecting to Fly", his two most inventive contributions to Buffalo Springfield. Jack Nitzsche arranged and produced several of the tracks, fusing haunting strings and even funky female backing vocals to acoustic-oriented songs like "Here We Are in the Years" and "The Old Laughing Lady". "The Loner" is the one song from Neil Young to achieve classic-rock immortality, but "I've Been Waiting for You" is almost as good, and the rambling "Last Trip to Tulsa" presages the dark acoustic epics of On the Beach. Though it's not an essential album, Neil Young--like the man himself--is rarely less than interesting. --Dan Epstein

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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars July 3 2014
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Alway like Neil young
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4.0 out of 5 stars Strong starts Sept. 25 2009
Format:Audio CD
A very solid first album. His style wasn't really developed yet. Knowing Neil as the great singer/songwriter, this is instantly noticeable when he starts off his first album with an instrumental track. "I've been waiting for you" was a hidden gem that I never heard before getting the album. It is now one of my favorites from Neil. "The Old Laughing Lady" and "The Last Trip To Tulsa" were the highlights and probably the most famous songs from the album. Definitely a solid purchase, I wouldn't recommend it for someone's first Neil Young album, but I would definitely purchase it right after the essentials (Harvest, After The Goldrush, Tonight's The Night).
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3.0 out of 5 stars The LP is much better Oct. 27 2003
Format:Audio CD
This album is good, but only if you have it on vinyl. The song "What did you do to my life" is mixed very badly on the cd, with that sort of droning incredibly irritating organ sound. This is only one instance of the poor transfer to digital that occured with this cd. It is on one of the best songs on the album, but just sounds horrible on the cd. I don't think they put this one out on vinyl since the early eighties, I was lucky to get it from an old neighbor. On LP, "what did you do to my life," without the bad electronic noises, gives the album a cohesion that it otherwise lacks. Does anyone else out there know what I'm talking about? The rest of the album lacks the rich production level of the LP. It's almost like it's a completely different album. I know--this is Neil Young minutia, but I just can't get over how bad this album sounds on cd.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Real Neil Sept. 8 2003
Format:Audio CD
Though Neil Young has been praised and damned in equal measure over the years for his abrupt changes in musical direction, one thing has always been a given: disrespect for his instrumental work, particularly those signature one-note guitar solos. And yet this, his first solo album, shows the true depth of Neil's guitar work. While some may be impressed with the speed and flash of Eddie Van Halen or Alvin Lee, nowhere has anyone before or since been able to wrench more pain out of his instrument than Neil does in "I've Been Waiting For You." This guitar is not gently weeping - it is crying from the pit of its soul. Maybe one of the best solos of all time, and yet universally overlooked. The rest of the album is just as impressive.
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3.0 out of 5 stars 40 years later... Sept. 14 2009
Format:Audio CD
No "hits" per se but a remarkable album showcasing the talents that would make Young one of the most respected artists of his generation. Perhaps no one outside of Dylan (Leonard Cohen?) has had the same staying power. Not essential, but definitely worth a listen.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nothing else quite like it in Mr. Young's catalogue Sept. 10 2003
Format:Audio CD
Neil's first solo album and the foundation of his signature sound (which he would perfect with his very next album) is here, but just a little more polished and (perhaps over?)produced. However, Neil was penning so many outright masterpieces around this time, the material overcomes the uneven production for a great listen. Recommended if you already know you like him.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent debut from Mr. Young July 3 2002
Format:Audio CD
Having departed Buffalo Springfield, Neil had a full palette to explore his muse and this debut offering has two gems on it. One of them, "The Loner," is a true Young classic. Sadly, the other seems to be overlooked by a lot of folks, which is a shame because it's a fun, surreal Neil playing with words and music. What song is that, the nice, long, "Last Trip to Tulsa." Though it bears no musical resemblance to the soon-to-be-written "Cowgirl in the Sand," Young's "Last Trip to Tulsa" sets the scene for his departure from 2-3 minute tunes to stretched out tunes that, in my opinion, are his best work ("Cowgirl," "Down by the River," "Cortez the Killer," "Like a Hurricane," etc.). When Neil stretches out, structure loses its importance and his musical soul breaks through. OK, "Last Trip to Tulsa" is acoustic jamming and the other songs I mentioned are electric, but this was a harbinger of the great things to come. As debut albums go, it's not as good as, say, David Crosby's "If Only I Could Remember by Name," but it's still worthy of 4 stars and a larger audience. Buy this album, as well as "Everybody Knows This is Nowhere" and "After the Gold Rush" and you will have the foundation of albums upon which Neil has built his career. Yes, "Harvest" (his fourth outing) is great, but these first three albums really established Neil Young as a musical presence, and "Harvest" was the coup de grace. If you've never heard "Last Trip to Tulsa" you owe it to yourself to buy this CD. It didn't make it onto "Decade" and it won't ever make it on a "Decade II" (or whatever) or the mythical, much-hoped-for, never-to-be-released box set, so you'll have to buy this CD. It's worth the money.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Neil's debut is also one of his odder efforts Nov. 5 2001
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Neil Young has had a long and glorious career of many soaring highs and a few glaring missteps. His debut album falls somewhere in between. Most of Neil's solo work has featured softer folk rock or the loud guitar-laden epics he perfected with Crazy Horse. This album, while it contains a little bit of both styles, is dominated by almost jazz oriented studio tricks and female backing vocalists, particularly on the catchy but weird "The Old Laughing Lady," which Neil would do to much better effect nearly a quarter century later on his "Unplugged" album. "The Loner," with its sharp guitar bite, anticipates his work with Crazy Horse, while the epic nine-minute opus "The Last Trip to Tulsa" closes the album in suitably strange fashion. Overall, "Neil Young" is a good album for Young fanatics, but for casual fans I would recommend any one of at least a dozen other Young albums first, starting with "Everybody Knows This is Nowhere" and "After the Goldrush" the two album that immediately followed this one. Neil only hints at his unique genius on this effort.
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